Magic Wave is a floating sculpture run by pure mechanics
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 9:36am
Artist Reuben Margolin just installed his Magic Wave at the Swiss Center of Technorama near Zurich. The sculpture is made of 450 aluminum rods hung by 256 wires connected to 3,000 pulleys and sliding bars. The whole thing is controlled by pure mechanics, with no computers controlling a thing, someone creating something that looks totally fluid and organic. It's a work of art both aesthetically and engineering-wise, something we'd love to see in person. But I guess we'll just have to settle for the above video.